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Truth to Power 8
August 17, 2020
An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until August 30, 2020
Pleiades Arts will present its 8th annual Truth to Power visual arts show from August 6 to 30. The juried exhibit, which includes video, mixed media, painting, sculpture, and photography, features 30 North Carolina artists from 8 counties who speak to pressing issues of social justice. The exhibit is being hosted by Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus.
The exhibit’s title comes from a 1955 Quaker pamphlet, “Speak Truth to Power,” and could hardly be more timely. At this time of listening, learning and unlearning, the exhibit gives voice to diverse truths and interrogates the systems and individuals shaping our society.
The stunning and emotional works in the exhibit provide powerful commentary on our times, with a focus on structural racism’s impact on a personal and societal level. In this year of 2020, as we face viruses of many kinds, “Truth to Power” is a timely expression of frustration, anger, anxiety, and even hope.
Truth to Power 8 was juried by Angel Dozier, an activist, creative, educator and founder of Be Connected Durham, a community initiative connecting audiences, addressing disparities, fostering equity, and bridging access gaps through the arts, culture, music, and politics, and Cornelio Campos, a painter, muralist and community educator whose widely-exhibit work draws from his roots in Michoacan, Mexico, using vibrant colors, iconic American images and Indigenous symbols to comment on the process and politics of immigration.
Claire Alexandre ,Gabriela Amaya-Baron, Jamaal Anthony & Eric Raddatz, Arielle Balkcom, Bethany Bash, Jenny Blazing, Brenda Brokke, Rox Campbell, Faith Couch, Katie Damien, Bree Davis, Leroi DeRubertis, Sara Dobbs, Malcolm Goff, Nora Hartlaub, Clarence Heyward, Wiley Johnson, Natalia Lopes, Isaac Lund, Tim McGloin, Jermaine Powell, Eliza Salmon, Cara Smelter, Whitney Stanley, Linda Starr, Suzie Stogner, Karen Tarkulich, Alissa Van Atta, Georgia Welch, Michael Williams Jr
The Power Plant Gallery will not be open to the public due to COVID-19.